Wednesday
Jun262019

Two Generations of Photography | Paul and John Paul Caponigro


Famed father and son photographers, Paul and John Paul Caponigro, speak about their individual styles and the importance of the photographic print. In the day of the “Digital Age” Paul and John Paul Caponigro discuss why print is so important in the art of photography.

Tuesday
Jun112019

NEW: EPSON SureLab D870 Minilab Printer

The newest minilab printer from EPSON has been announced an will be available at IT Supplies. Click here to purchase. Read more about the new photo printer in the official press release below.

SOURCE Epson America, Inc. via PRNewswire

LONG BEACH, Calif.June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Epson today announced the SureLab® D870 Minilab Photo Printer – a drylab printer built for demanding small-format photo production. Delivering outstanding levels of productivity, the SureLab D870 leverages Epson UltraChrome® D6r-S dye-based ink technology plus an advanced, reliable print engine design to deliver exceptional print speeds – up to 430 4” x 6”, 275 5” x 7”, or 140 8” x 10” photos per hour1. Featuring new media handling capabilities and a new quick print mode, the SureLab D870 can print on many types of finishes in a variety of sizes, including square and panoramic photos, delivering industrial-quality performance in a compact design to the retail, resort or event photography markets.

“Epson strives to meet the needs of all photographers and print shop providers, from wide-format gallery prints to small-format quick photo prints,” said Reed Hecht, senior product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America, Inc. “Ideal for photo labs, as well as retail, resort and event photographers, the new SureLab D870 meets the market need for a high-speed, high-demand, small-format photo printer that produces superb image quality at exceptional print speeds.”

Successor to the SureLab D700, the SureLab D870 delivers industrial level performance in a compact footprint. Featuring a new roll paper holder designed to make changing media rolls easier, the printer now supports a minimum media width of 3.5 inches and delivers outstanding output on a range of media including glossy, luster and matte surfaces up to 8.3” x 39.” A new optional robust media output tray collects print jobs, keeping large runs of prints organized and off the desk.

The SureLab D870 leverages Epson technology to print on an array of photo finishes, in a variety of BorderFree® sizes, including panoramas. Additional features include:

  • Exceptional Image Quality – 6-color UltraChrome D6r-S dye-based ink technology offers a wide color gamut designed for true-to-life, smudge, water, and fade resistant prints2
  • Built for Demanding Production – Produces up to 430 4” x 6” prints, 275 5” x 7” prints, or 140 8” x 10” prints per hour1
  • Advanced Print Engine Design – Features Epson’s proven, reliable MicroPiezo® AMC printhead and AccuPhotoimage processing and screening technology for smooth gradations, accurate skin tones and sharp photos
  • Outstanding Versatility – Prints on an array of media, including glossy, luster and matte surfaces, in a variety of sizes, including 4” x 6”, 5” x 3.5”, 5” x 5”, 5” x 7”, 6” x 6”, 6” x 20”, 8” x 8”, 8” x 10” and 8” x 20”
  • Industrial-Quality Performance in a Compact Footprint – Offers maximum flexibility and scalability; perfect for retail, resort and event photography
  • Simple, Easy-to-Use System – Includes Epson Professional Photographic Print Drivers for Windows® and Mac®; allows for printing directly from popular photo printing applications or kiosk systems
  • Minimal Maintenance – Replace consumables as needed and perform simple periodic cleaning3
  • World-Class Service and Support – Features a reliable print engine, backed by Epson’s U.S.-based support team and standard 1-year Epson PreferredSM limited warranty with whole-unit exchange4

Pricing and Availability
The SureLab D870 Minilab printer (MSRP $2,495) offers a standard 1 year Epson PreferredSM Limited Warranty, limited on-site warranty with U.S.-based phone support and an optional extended on-site service plan. The SureLab D870 is designed to work exclusively with Epson UltraChrome D6-S ink* and will be available through Epson Authorized Professional Imaging Resellers in July 2019. For more information, visit www.itsupplies.com

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than U.S. $10 billion

* This printer is designed for use with Epson genuine cartridges and ink only, not third-party cartridges or ink. For more information, see www.epson.com/wideformatink

1 Print speeds are based on High-Speed print engine speed, measured from the start of printhead movement over the page to drop ink, excluding the first print. Stop time is based on printhead moving to Park position. Total times depend upon front-end software, file, size, printer resolution, networking, number of pages per print job, and frequency of jobs.
2 Smudge, water and fade resistant prints with Epson Genuine Photo Media and Ink only.
3 Routine maintenance estimated at once per quarter depending on printer environment and usage.
4 See epson.com/support for details.

EPSON, SureLab, UltraChrome, and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. BorderFree is a registered trademark, AccuPhoto and AMC are trademarks, and Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2019 Epson America, Inc.

 

Monday
Apr292019

NEW: EPSON SureColor S40600 & S60600 Print & Cut Solvent Bundle

Epson has released it’s bundled technology system. The Print & Cut solution includes a Graphtec cutter and intuitive ONYX® software for the complete all-in-one solution. Learn more about he new printer/cutter buncle by visiting our products fo rthe SureColor S40/S60600 below.

 

Epson SureColor S40600 Print & Cut

Epson SureColor S60600 Print & Cut

Tuesday
Apr232019

HP STITCH Dye Sublimation Printers - Just Announced!

HP Announces STITCH Dye Sublimation Printers - ISA Las Vegas 2019

All HP STITCH Dye Sublimation Printers will be available at IT Supplies within the coming months for more information on each printer click the product page below:

HP STITCH S300  |   HP STITCH S500   |    HP STITCH S1000

HP OFFICIAL PRESS RELASE BELOW

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Highlights: 


Delivers the world’s fastest color-matching - in the printer, in the RIP (Raster Image Processor) and in the cloud1

Features Thermal Inkjet printhead technology to help reduce time and waste, and achieve repeatable, color consistency across customer fleets

Offers continuous high-quality prints with transfer paper and direct-to fabric features2

Prevents downtime with HP Proactive Services offering preventive support

Las Vegas, NV, April 23, 2019 – Today HP announced the new HP Stitch S series, a portfolio of digital textile printers that deliver fast, precise color-matching, alongside efficient, simplified processes. It is HP’s latest innovation designed to accelerate commercial digital print adoption.

“Décor and fashion application trends, on demand production and personalization are boosting digital print growth,” says Santi Morera, Head of Graphics Solutions Business at HP. “The digitally printed textiles market is experiencing double-digit annual growth, forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2023, according to Smithers Pira. We look forward to more digital print transformations being realized with the arrival of the new HP Stitch S series.”

The portfolio of printers couple HP Thermal Inkjet technology with industry-standard dyes for superior color durability. The first-ever built-in spectrophotometer enables Stitch’s fast and exact color-matching. The introduction includes three new printers from 64-inch to 126-inch wide: the HP Stitch S300 64-in Printer, the HP Stitch S500 64-in Printer, and the HP Stitch S1000 126-in Printer.

The HP Stitch S300 Printer holds the first user-replaceable printhead, resulting in reduced down-times and service costs. The HP Stitch S300 Printer was designed specifically for new-to-dye sublimation professionals, prototyping departments, and growing print providers.

“Our experience with HP Stitch S300 has been much easier and faster than other dye sub printers we’ve previously used. Most printers require manual action in terms of head maintenance and alignment,” says Teunis Roos, Color Concepts. “The HP Stitch S300 is more proactive and automated when it comes to performance. We’ve experienced a 50 percent reduction in time with the HP Stitch solution.”

HP Stitch S500 Printer enables predictable dye sublimation color and less media waste for production environments. With symmetrical 2xCMYK printhead configuration and Optical Media Advance Sensor, this 64-inch printer allows for saturated and reliable one pass mode for true top speed. The HP Stitch S500 Printer was designed specifically for high production sites.

Key HP Stitch S500 Printer features include:

Streamlined production

Big ink supplies, larger rolls, and HP’s Tension-Sensing Winder allow unattended operations—even overnight, complete with HP Services and cloud fleet management tools.

Color you can rely on with HP SmartColor tools Confidently distribute jobs across your fleet with color consistency from printer to printer.

Cost savings Help avoid reprints and media waste with 1200 native dpi printheads and HP Smart Nozzle Compensation system, saving up to 50 percent floor space with frontal media loading and a spindle-less system.3

New HP Dye Sublimation Paper HP has also launched a set of new dye sublimation papers for the new HP Stitch S Printer series. These papers are designed and tested as a system with HP dye sublimation inks and the HP Stitch S Printer series to achieve excellent image quality and color consistency.

The HP Stitch S300 and S500 Printer series, as well as dye sublimation paper, are available now and will be showcased at ISA 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 24-26. Visit us at Booth 1935 and 1919 for a hands-on first look at the portfolio.

The 126-inch HP Stitch S1000 Printer can be seen at ISA 2019 under exclusive invitation and will make its debut at FESPA 2019 in May. Pricingand availability Information on country availability, pricing, and retail destinations vary region by region.4

About HP HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

Tuesday
Apr022019

Measure Textile Colors with Precision and Ease: Barbieri Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition

Barbieri has some great news for you textile printers: the textile edition of the Spectro LFP qb is coming! Color management and measurement for textiles has provided some unique challenges but this Spectro LFP qb is here to solve those problems. Read the press release below from WhatTheyThink to learn more:

Textile Edition Spectro LFP qb – Measuring Textiles Made Easy and Accurate
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Press release from the issuing company
At FESPA Global Printing in Munich, Barbieri will introduce a worldwide unique solution for color measurements in digital textile printing. This solution is based on the well-known Spectro LFP qb and got several very important improvements and additional accessories. Thanks to them, it is finally possible to measure fully automatically and with highest precision and repeatability any kind of textiles and fabrics.
In order to print color accurately every digital printer needs to be linearized and profiled and process control is needed to monitor color output. For this color measuring devices, spectrophotometers, are fundamental. But everyone involved in digital textile printing knows: The fabric to be measured must be fixed in some way on an even surface with right white backing. During measurements the textile shifts, and wrinkles arise. It’s impossible to place certain fabrics in order the chart is a perfect rectangle - it is always distorted in some areas. The optics gets clogged by textile fibers. All these difficulties make it almost impossible to measure fabrics in an automated way. And if, in some way, measurements have been received, they are not accurate and repeatable.
The Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition is the answer to all these obstacles: it grants easy and secure fixing of the textile, measures fully automatically with highest precision and repeatability also distorted charts and the optics remains clean for many measurements.
To ensure this, new textile holders have been created which fix the chart to me measured. Also, the optics have been equipped with an air blowing system which prevents the textile fibers to contaminate the optics.
The most important new feature is the automatic patch recognition: the Sensing Unit (camera) in combination with special software algorithms detects the center of each patch of the chart to me measured. Once the coordinates of every patch are known, the device starts the measurements and thanks to this, distorted charts will be measured fully automatically.
The combination of up to 8 mm large measuring aperture and the 45°/0° geometry as well as fully automatic measurements ensure highest accuracy and repeatability.
A daily task in digital textile printing is also reproducing spot colors. For this application the Spectral Unit (measurement head) can be detached from the automatic table for manual spot measurements. The fact that the same device is used for spot measurements and for automatic printer setup grants consistency over the whole workflow.
And finally, fluorescent inks in textile printing are rampant, and Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition can measure them!
Come to see the new Spectro LFP qb Textile Edition at FESPA Global Printing in Munich on Hall B4 Stand J80a and ITMA in Barcelona.